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Aimpoint Receives US Army Contract for Optical Sights 

Manassas, VA – March 22, 2017 – Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, has been awarded a contract for supply of 30,000 M68 Close Combat Optics (M68CCO) to the U.S. Army. The Aimpoint CompM4s sight is type-classified as the M68CCO when used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. These sights will be supplied with a killFlash® anti-reflection device, rubber lens covers, and adapters which allow the sights to be deployed on all versions of the M16 rifle, M4 Carbine, and light machineguns such as the M240 and M249.

“Aimpoint has been a trusted supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces since 1997. With the troops counting on us to build the best sights in the world, it’s a job we all take very seriously,” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “The CompM4s is the standard by which all other reflex sights are measured. These optics are designed to function with complete reliability and accuracy under the harshest conditions, and do so with near-legendary levels of ruggedness and dependability.”

Aimpoint produces a complete line of high quality reflex sights for use by military, law enforcement, hunters, and sport shooters. The company also produces electronic fire control systems for use on crew-served weapons. For more information on Aimpoint products, please visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.com.

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20 Responses to “Aimpoint Receives US Army Contract for Optical Sights ”

  1. mandingo says:

    Surprised they didn’t piggyback all the extensive testing the FBI conducted that led them to select the Holosun, I mean SIG, optics.

    Aimpoint, you know I love you. Just ask my rifles.

  2. Adam says:

    Does anyone know why they didn’t take this opportunity to update/upgrade to the T2?

  3. Chris says:

    Probably because the T2 isn’t an “upgrade”, its just a smaller sight with a smaller sight window. There are pro’s and con’s to each sight..

    • PNWTO says:

      Exactly, this is probably a better general-issue optic. The units that would be better served with the T1/T2 have them.

  4. joshua says:

    Oh god…the killflash, burn it with fire.

    • Chris says:

      Ooooooorrr…..you know….just remove it yourdelf if you don’t like it?

      • John says:

        Then you end up with almost every cco missing them causing an arms room fail and supply having them on order til next years budget. Most soldiers issued cco are not the most responsible and probably don’t understand the killflash’s purpose or would be in a situation to need one but it is part of the sight. So now all the wannabe lurkers will go back to their unit and say they suck.

        • Joshua says:

          I always took mine off.

          Idk why but it always screwed with my astigmatism and made the dot worse.

  5. miclo18d says:

    1997? I was using Aim Point 3000s in 1990 and other units probably way before that!

    Anyway, good optic overall.

    • Chuck says:

      Unit orders and individual purchases back then just for special groups- I remember them in ’93. But they didn’t become a Big Army supplier until ’97.

  6. Chris says:

    Thanks be unto Odin the Army is done with the older model M68s and this contract will be for the COMP-M4 model. Not that the earlier models are bad designs, they’re just not as Joe-proof with their spacer system and adjustment caps. I’ve seen an entire logistical company (Army) show up to a range with M4s and not a single shooter had the spacer installed on their COMP-M2-model M68. Without the spacer installed, the dot will actually be BELOW the level of the irons, and at that point, removal of the optic is the only way you’re going to effectively zero and qual.

    • BravoMike says:

      Oh good, so I’m not the only person who has seen this happen! It got especially interesting when the whole unit realized they also didn’t have the right length screws to use with the spacer…

      • Chris says:

        Of course those screws come with each optic, but the E-4 armorer threw them in the trash with the packaging after the unit received them.

    • El Guapo says:

      I’d say a solid 40-50%of my units M68’s are missing spacers, another 15% are missing battery caps. And this is in an Infantry unit, with M4A1’s and M240L’s. I’ve been bitching about it the entire 4 years I’ve been there and I’ve yet to see one fixed.

      • Chris says:

        Honestly man, if you contacted Aimpoint directly and discussed the issue, they might be able to help you out. Never hurts to try.

    • some other joe says:

      And we had to watch a crappy VHS (well, it was 1997 at Ft Riley, we didn’t realize VHS was crappy back then) tape for NET that included a segment on adding the spacer for M4 use.

  7. Rem870 says:

    That is good, never had any problems with Aimpoint sights.

  8. PTMcCain says:

    Will these replace or supplement the ACOG? I am not familiar with what the Army’s standard-issue optic is, or has been.

    • John says:

      ACOG is usually for SDM , (TL, [SL, PSG, PL, 1SG, XO, CO.] reasoning so they can see what’s going on. That’s what m22 and m24 binos are for. TL – jusitified so he can see because they are part of the fight but should still focus on leading their teams, same with SL, PSG – not at all PL – up and front pl can be justified the rest no way. The acogs should be with the trigger pullers not the wanna bes who want to look cool, the marines get that right.